Save the Dates and Start Planning for the Premiere Collections Management Conference Hosted by Gallery Systems

The details for Collective Imagination 2020 are here, and we’re excited to bring our collections management conference back state-side to help you grow your knowledge, learn from your incredible network of peers, and share a few laughs with attendees from all over the world.

Collective Imagination 2020 will take place in Washington, D.C. This iconic American city is home to over 75 museums, including many Gallery Systems clients.

Located in the heart of DuPont Circle, the Kimpton Hotel Palomar is an art themed boutique hotel that’s within an easy distance to the museums you may want to visit. The neighborhood is rich with great restaurants, coffee shops (we like Philz Coffee), and plenty of cultural institutions to fuel your drive for collections and connections with your colleagues.

Here are the details at a glance:

  • Where: The Kimpton Hotel Palomar in DuPont Circle, Washington, D.C. The Palomar is giving Collective Imagination attendees an excellent rate on rooms at $189 per night (plus tax).
  • When: November 16 to 20, 2020. Pre-conference workshops will take place on Monday, November 16, and Tuesday, November 17, with the general conference sessions being held from November 18 to 20.
  • Tickets: Early bird conference tickets will be $595 USD and must be purchased by August 1, 2020. The standard ticket rate is $675 USD. The group rate (3 or more attendees from the same institution) is $525 USD per ticket.
  • Workshops: Half day training workshops are priced at $300 USD each. Attendees can take up to 4 half day workshops to realize the most value from the conference. There will be more than a dozen workshops to choose from.

We can’t wait to welcome you to Collective Imagination 2020 in Washington, D.C. We know it will be the best collections management conference yet. Stay tuned for more information.

Hear from attendees on why they love coming to Collective Imagination and what keeps them coming back:

“It was my first time at Collective Imagination, so simply meeting Gallery Systems staff and other TMS users was very helpful for me, particularly talking to other Registrars from institutions of a comparable size, and picking up advice.”
Philip Roe, Registrar, The Hugh Lane Gallery

“I enjoyed meeting other TMS users from around the world and realizing they had answers to questions we have had for quite some time, and vice versa. I thought the whole setting was very nice, and I was able to learn a wide variety of things.”

Kelli Hostettler Thomas, Collections Specialist, Eskenazi Museum of Art at Indiana University

“The CI conferences are the single most useful conference I attend. I learn a variety of practical things, and find that brainstorming and sharing ideas with other attendees is truly priceless.”

David DeBono Schafer, Senior Collections Manager, Peabody Museum, Harvard University
“At Collective Imagination everyone was so friendly and warm, including Gallery Systems staff. The Solutions-to-Go meets were incredibly helpful.”
Micayla Grey, Museum Assistant, Bicycle Museum of America

“I enjoyed, as always, hearing all of the interesting ways that institutions use TMS. It gives me a lot of motivation to try new things in our own database!”

Robin Craren, Curatorial Research Assistant, The Barnes Foundation